Ready to jump off the Gophers basketball bandwagon?
Not so fast.
After losing four straight, Tubby Smith’s team could easily win their next two games. Both are at Williams Arena: tonight against Nebraska (11-10, 2-6), Sunday against Iowa (13-7, 2-5).
Senior Trevor Mbakwe tells the Associated Press Minnesota’s mid-season slump “is mostly mental” and the Gophers (15-5, 3-4) are still one of the “best teams in the country.”
While the Big 10 title might be gone for Minnesota, plenty of games remain to earn a high seed in the NCAA tournament.
A victory would also be Smith's 119th as Minnesota head coach, and would pass Dan Monson for sixth-most on the Gophers' win list.